Gov. Paul LePage is known for going off-script in his speeches, but not usually to tone down his rhetoric. That was the case Tuesday evening, as the governor edited out more detailed attacks on “liberals,” taking out a whole passage attacking “liberals who continue to use our broken referendum process as a means of implementing their social engineering agenda.”LePage instead left his critique to “big, out-of-state money” fueling referenda to change Maine law.
Gov. LePage’s final State of the State speech — his longest yet — had a fair share of off-script moments where facts and figures came a little loose. The Bangor Daily News’ annotated LePage’s final speech below. Click portions highlighted in gray to see additional context and commentary on points the governor sought to make in his speech. And to see in detail where he went off-script, see our related post tracking the digressions of his Tuesday night speech.
The Bangor Daily News has joined a nationwide effort led by the nonprofit newsroom ProPublica to document hate crimes, an effort that seeks to address the lack of national data on the proliferation of hate crimes in communities across the country. Through ProPublica’s Documenting Hate project, the Bangor Daily News will be better equipped to document local incidents of racism and racial bias.
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